Poetry and Music: Winter Words

Sat 22 Jun 2:30pm

From £5.00 to £18.00

Aldeburgh Church

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Saturday 22 June 2019 - 2.30pm

Priority booking for Annual Donors from Tuesday 15 January, Friends from Tuesday 29 January, and Advanced Booking list (including e-ABL) from Tuesday 12 February. General booking opens on Tuesday 19 February at 10am. Find out more about joining us and priority booking.

Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew West piano
Fiona Sampson poet
Introduced by Kate Kennedy

Britten Winter Words

Britten’s settings of words by Thomas Hardy, composed in 1953, show off his innate skill for clear and effective musical imagery, from the rocking train of ‘Midnight on the Great Western’ to the birdsong of ‘Proud Songsters’ and the creaking of ‘The Little Old Table’. Yet Britten’s deeper genius is to match the poet’s elevation of bleak everyday imagery into the realms of the philosophical by the simplest and most direct of musical means.